ARCHAEOLOGY: Excavations in Tel Megiddo have early evidence of brain surgery

For thousands of years, ancient civilizations around the globe have performed cranial trephination, a medical procedure that involves drilling holes in the skull. One particular type of trephination dating back to at least the late Bronze Age was recently discovered in the remains of two young adult males at Tel Megiddo. DNA analysis was used to determine that the males were brothers. Prof. Israel Finkelstein (Head, School of Archaeology and Maritime Cultures), was among the co-authors of the study, published in PLOS ONEREAD MORE in SCIENCE DAILY and TIMES OF ISRAEL

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